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Third Time’s a Charm

Perhaps it’s true; the third time really is a charm. At least it seems so for Steve Van, now the well known president and CEO of Dallas-based Prism Hotels & Resorts. A staple of the hotel industry, Van has found ...

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Under the Tuscan Sun

In 2003, Michael A. Cioffi Jr. and his father were driving around the Val d’Orcia region of Tuscany on a vacation to Italy when they spotted an abandoned hilltop village called Castiglioncello del Trinoro. The following year, Cioffi’s father, an ...

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More to Discover

When John Hendricks, founder and chairman of Discovery Communications, thinks about the most beautiful place on earth, the American West, specifically the red rock country of Colorado, tops his well-traveled list. Hendricks fell in love with Colorado shortly after graduating ...

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A ‘Buggsi’ Life

First things first…when did the nickname begin? “My name’s a long name and when I was in boarding school in England it was shortened,” Bakulesh “Buggsi” Patel says of his well-known moniker. “Actually, my dad spelled it one way so ...

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Return Engagement

As a high school student in his native Minneapolis, Minn., Tim Walker got his indoctrination into the hotel business. He started working in a hotel in his senior year, and has been in the business ever since. “I’ve been in ...

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